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DRONACHARYA GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS, GREATER NOIDA

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ON VIRTUAL LAB – 08 March 2016

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida organized a Workshop on ‘Virtual Labs' on 08 Mar 16. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness of Virtual Labs among students and faculty members. Our 104 students from first year (CSE/CSIT/IT-49, ME/CE-55),    Second & Third year  (ME-II/III-83) and faculty members attended the workshop. Mr. T. T. Das, Outreach-In –Charge; Mr. Jithin Lal,  V-Lab Mentor and Mr. Ashish Mudgil, ECE/EEE V-Lab Mentor, IIT Delhi were the Resource persons for the workshop.

The event began with the floral welcome of the resource persons by Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Bagga, Director, DGI, Greater Noida. The director motivated the students regarding the advantages and usefulness of virtual labs. He encouraged the students to utilize the virtual lab facility. Followed by this, Prof. Vinod Kumar addressed the students regarding the various aspects of utilization of virtual labs by the students.

Mr. Tanmay Tarun Das, IIT Delhi started the session with the introduction of his team members and gave an overview of Virtual Labs. He also discussed the daily usage and benefits of Virtual Labs. The first Technical Session began with the presentation and brief overview of National impact of Virtual Lab on students and teachers by Mr. Jithin Lal, IIT Delhi. He explained the role and importance of Virtual Labs in bridging the gap between the typical syllabi of Technical Universities and existing Labs. 

The next speaker, Mr. Ashish Mudgil demonstrated the experiment of Basic Electronics Science such as Diode Application and Kirchhoff's Law for the students of 1st year CSE/IT and EEE/ECE. He also discussed the uses of Virtual lab in their Courses. After sessions in the seminar hall, students were given hands on practice in various computer labs followed by the Quiz.

In the next session, the same experiments were demonstrated for ME/CE 1st year students also.  After sessions in the seminar hall, students were given hands on practice in various computer labs. Feedback on the Vlab experiments executed by the students themselves was submitted by them online. 

In Post Lunch Sessions, Mr. Jithin Lal demonstrated the Mechanical Engineering experiments like Metal Forming Lab, Material Response to Micro structural Mechanical Thermal and Biological Simulations for the  students of ME -II & III year. The Students were given hands on practice in labs.

The workshop came to an end with presentation of memento to the resource persons by honorable Director, Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Bagga.

Overall, the workshop has been quite fruitful for our students as it gave them an exposure to adopt the Vlab experimentation technique so as to learn the basics at the own pace by doing these experiments from  anywhere and anytime.

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